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Manhattan Skyline

Some recent discussion on MeFi about the band a-ha reminded me that I'd recorded this acoustic cover of one of their songs a long time ago. This is actually based on an arrangement by Kings of Convenience, who made some interesting changes to the original song structure. Me on vocals and guitars (nylon-string and steel-string). [more inside]
posted by rangefinder 1.4 on Sep 28, 2019 - 6 comments

Meek

Walking with pushchairs to make the little one sleep forces you outside. [more inside]
posted by multivalent on Nov 21, 2018 - 0 comments

Chimes & Oatmeal

Here's my submission (finally) for the assignment I got for the Great Raffle Request Challenge a few years back. The request: "Record a song (cover or original) on an instrument you don't really know how to play." This one's for Secretariat! [more inside]
posted by rangefinder 1.4 on Nov 17, 2016 - 9 comments

Limes from Lemonade (lo-fi demo)

This is a lo-fi demo of a new song I wrote recently. It was an experiment in seeing what I could sketch out with the least effort just using my phone. I doubled and harmonized with my own vocals in the chorus, but didn't have any multitracking software on my phone to do it, so I used a freeware app that let me record and mix a second vocal as input to the waveform of my original performance. [more inside]
posted by saulgoodman on Sep 27, 2016 - 5 comments

Them's The Pits

Educated clowns need no monkey suits to entertain the crowds.

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posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Feb 19, 2011 - 2 comments

Tumbalalaika

Tumbalalaika, a traditional Russian Jewish love song. Generally sung in Yiddish, presented here in English. [more inside]
posted by archivist on Feb 21, 2010 - 4 comments

María tero lero lé

One for the 'traditional' challenge. [more inside]
posted by micayetoca on Feb 12, 2010 - 9 comments

The Bottom Falls Out of the Clouds (demoriffic version)

cortex was kind enough to let me borrow the lyrics from his song "The Bottom Falls Out of the Clouds" (which he wrote for the first ever MeFi Music Challenge), and allow me to set them to new folky/acoustic/lo-fi music for this month's challenge. [more inside]
posted by rangefinder 1.4 on Sep 30, 2009 - 9 comments

the vase (demo)

As a follow-up to this post, here is the demo I recorded for the song I posted a long time ago here. As before, the idea is to share something about the evolution of my songs for anyone who might care.
posted by edlundart on Jul 19, 2009 - 4 comments

undulate underling (demo)

A demo that I later recorded and posted here. I'm posting this as a contribution along the lines of what others have done before me -- providing a window into my songwriting. Plus, I wouldn't be surprised if some prefer this version.
posted by edlundart on Jul 15, 2009 - 6 comments

SCNMNR

A new 'episode' of the "Evolution of a Song" series started by chococat a while ago. [more inside]
posted by micayetoca on Jun 3, 2009 - 7 comments

Estranha Forma de Vida

An old Portuguese song.
posted by micayetoca on Apr 19, 2009 - 11 comments

El aparato

As requested by umbú. [more inside]
posted by micayetoca on Mar 14, 2009 - 13 comments

Our Age (Constantines cover)

Its been too long since I've last posted here. I've been a big fan of the Constantines since the time the Arcade Fire were opening for them. This is a cover of a song off of their new album. [more inside]
posted by dobie on Nov 24, 2008 - 4 comments

My Little Corner of the World

As requested by chococat, and featuring the great Karlos The Jackal on marimba and toy piano. [more inside]
posted by micayetoca on Nov 24, 2008 - 17 comments

That's Easy For You To Say

My submission to the "a song sung in a language you don't speak" challenge. [more inside]
posted by micayetoca on Oct 16, 2008 - 8 comments

8 More Miles to Louisville

More "americana" from that woodshed in Sweden. Recorded on a battered radio/cassette player in 1984(?) so its low fi. We called ourselves The Early Puritans on the occasions we actually got paid for a gig. [more inside]
posted by jan murray on Oct 9, 2008 - 8 comments

Purepechazz

a demo. [more inside]
posted by micayetoca on Sep 30, 2008 - 8 comments

We Almost Lost Detroit

A living room rendition. [more inside]
posted by micayetoca on Mar 10, 2008 - 2 comments

The Last Time I Saw Moscow

A very lo-fi one-take recording by The Grandma Sylvias. Acoustic guitar and vocals only; all apparent distortion is coming from knobs turned very high. [more inside]
posted by escabeche on Mar 4, 2008 - 0 comments

Shelter

This is a song a friend of mine named Audrey Johnston wrote that I think is pretty. [more inside]
posted by Corduroy on Feb 27, 2008 - 3 comments

So, Why Not?

More 4-track clearance. This time, it's a happy, bouncy ditty from 1993: two guitars, some whistling and happily mumbled lyrics. Recorded probably with Fleetwood Mac's Tusk on the brain, with all knobs turned up to eleven. [more inside]
posted by not_on_display on Feb 21, 2008 - 4 comments

Otra ciudad

Cumbia. [more inside]
posted by micayetoca on Feb 15, 2008 - 6 comments

Wishing Well

It's a song about playing make believe games, and pretending that everything's going to be alright, when really it's all gone to shit. It's also somewhat of a sea shanty.
posted by robotot on Feb 7, 2008 - 2 comments

seafront

Two short and very meditative improvisations from some time ago.
posted by nicolin on Jun 5, 2007 - 2 comments

Tracatacata tun tun

A little something my girl and I put together.
posted by micayetoca on May 14, 2007 - 15 comments

Maiquetía

Dazzling Caracas. Forever in present tense.
posted by micayetoca on May 3, 2007 - 7 comments

lo fi vamp

hi. This is actually my first attempt at improvising over a vamp. It was recorded with a 500 mhz computer and a webcam. First track recorded first, then played through the speakers so as to allow me to improvise over it, and then the whole recaptured by the webcam again. Hence the muddy sonics. The computer had trouble to play and record at the same time : results in clicks. On the whole.. I like it. Listen to my next post to compare with a cleaner version. Sometimes the rawer the better.
posted by nicolin on Apr 29, 2007 - 1 comment

Tanto Como Debería

Another not-in-English one.
posted by micayetoca on Apr 10, 2007 - 11 comments

Bueyes y palmares

A quick snippet, to keep you entertained while a proper song is ready. This one was recorded for a TV program here, some time ago.
posted by micayetoca on Feb 22, 2007 - 4 comments

Man or Astroaletz

Someone asked for more rockabilly. This is a song written by some friends, Los Esquizitos, performed and recorded here by us, with a drum track laid by their drummer.
posted by micayetoca on Jan 11, 2007 - 2 comments

I Shine

CollaborationFilter: I had this song I could never considered finished because it sounded dreadful in my voice. Then I discovered Metafilter Music and here I discovered chococat. Like pretty much everyone else who heard his music, I was blown away. And so I asked him if he would help me out with the song. Cool guy he is, he did. And this is the result.
posted by micayetoca on Oct 23, 2006 - 9 comments

sallie mae (you suck)

complete lark! fueled by a bottle of chianti and deep sympathy for a friend smitten with that pesky grad-school-student-loan-debt, i seem to have concocted an acoustic lament on the subject. in an attic, (ok, horrible acoustics, i admit).
posted by garfy3 on Sep 26, 2006 - 3 comments

La Palma (1958)

A song originally by Mono Blanco, performed here by my band. We decided to EQ it in such a way that it would sound as if coming from an old radio. Being upbeat and cheerful, I thought it would be a good way to start the week.
posted by micayetoca on Sep 25, 2006 - 7 comments

triste

Short tomwaitsy song, without any of Tom Waits' actual talent. It may sound better on headphones.
posted by micayetoca on Sep 18, 2006 - 2 comments

En la zafra

Small song I did for a weekly TV show in Venezuela.
posted by micayetoca on Sep 8, 2006 - 2 comments

I fell down in the shower this a.m.

From 1993-1998 I was the Mean Spirit'd Robots. Here's a little song from '96 or so. Hope you like!
posted by TonyRobots on Jul 4, 2006 - 0 comments

Pursuit of Happiness

I wrote this song a couple years ago. Music is by me, lyrics are by Thomas Jefferson. Happy prelated birthday, America.
posted by 23skidoo on Jul 2, 2006 - 6 comments

We Have the Technology

My band recorded this for a Song Fight. It's quirky casio acuostic rock, with just a hint of out of tune accordion, and percussion supplied by a djembe. That's me singing.
posted by potch on Jul 1, 2006 - 9 comments

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